1991 Mazda B2600 i 4x4 2.6L from North America

Summary:

Best of the best

Faults:

Hmmm... hmmm... changed the master cylinder once and the CV joints; needs a valve cover gasket and will be replacing the muffler system in the near future. But then, none of these are things that have "gone wrong", really.

I've never had any issues, at all.

General Comments:

I expect this truck is at its half life. Regular maintenance and good driving habits keep most vehicles going a long time, but my 2600 is exceptional. I drive it every day and upkeep on it has been much less than $100 a year.

About half my mileage is highway, which helps to keep the sludge out and off-road, I'm not sure it could get stuck. I've used it in the BC mountains and Saskatchewan mud and never had a problem. I keep referring to it as my go anywhere, do anything truck... like the Paso Fino of pickups.

As far as I can see, it has been appreciating a couple hundred bucks a year since I bought it, though I have no interest in selling it... unless... haha.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd September, 2017

1991 Mazda B2600 from Australia and New Zealand

Summary:

Everyone called it the BEAST TRUCK

Faults:

Just 4x4 mode. Dad tried to "fix" it. After that 4x4 mode can't be used anymore and every time we try to have it on 4x4, it makes grinding sound. Had to leave the fan on for it not to overheat.

General Comments:

Lost due to a car accident. First car ever owned. Never let my family down.

Used it 4x4 in the Outback a couple of times (that was before Dad tried to fix the 4x4 because he assumed there was a damage) and it was great!

Used it to pull my Dad's Nissan Patrol once; it wouldn't reach 5th gear so had to leave it in 3rd gear and run on 60km/h in a 100km/h zone, however it didn't break down on us during that time and got us home safe.

It took to me places where a better 4x4 car (better looking and powerful car than mine) wouldn't even dare going.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st August, 2017

1991 Mazda B2600 4x4 EFI Extended Cab 2.6 litre from North America

Summary:

Amazing pickup

Faults:

Replaced master cylinder... Hmmm, need a new windshield.

General Comments:

I'm surprised there aren't many recent comments. This truck is excellent. Undoubtedly one of the best trucks ever built. 4x4 goes anywhere.

Still no major rust issues after 24 years, no major problems. Mazda got it right in 91/92.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th November, 2015

1991 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6 from North America

Summary:

I wish Mazda still made these trucks!

Faults:

Replaced head.

Fuel injectors.

A/C system.

Some interior parts as they wear out.

General Comments:

I've owned the truck since I special ordered it new in the summer of 1991.

250,000 miles and still going!

I've replaced what needed to be replaced, and it keeps running well.

Even with its age and mileage, it rides smoother than any new "small" truck of any brand.

Much roomier interior than any new small truck on the market today.

The automatic transmission is described by my mechanic as "bullet proof". I have had absolutely nothing done to the transmission, other than having it checked occasionally.

It sleeps in my garage every night. The exterior finish is still shiny and there is no rust. Many people are amazed at its condition... there's no secret to preserving a car; just use your garage for the purpose it was intended for!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th February, 2011

1991 Mazda B2600 B2600i extra cab 4x4 from North America

Summary:

No nonsense 4x4

Faults:

Replaced the fan clutch.

Replaced clutch 2 times.

Computer died 70,000k ago, $500.00 for a re-soldered board.

Mazda wanted $3200.00 for that part, glad I didn't buy.

Has some rust, door panels, etc.

Looks a little rough now.

General Comments:

Hauled lots of stuff... gravel, firewood, lumber, etc.

I just love the low gear, you can crawl up any steep hills.

It's not fancy, it's basic and bloody reliable.

Spent nothing on engine, tranny, and running gear repairs.

I have changed oil frequently since new.

Front seats still look good, no splits or separation.

It would be hard to go back to a Mazda since it is Ford.

If you can find one with low k, you won't be disappointed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 25th October, 2009